4D3N DISCOVER HO CHI MINH
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's major port and largest metropolis, with an estimated population of over eight million people. For many, Saigon – as it’s still called by all – can seem to be one chaotic mess of traffic-clogged roads and urban bustle. But most of them have since been seduced by the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s liveliest cities.
Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's major port and largest metropolis, with an estimated population of over eight million people. For many, Saigon – as it’s still called by all – can seem to be one chaotic mess of traffic-clogged roads and urban bustle. But most of them have since been seduced by the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s liveliest cities.
Teeming markets, sidewalk cafés, massage and acupuncture clinics, centuries-old pagodas, sleek skyscrapers and ramshackle wooden shops selling silk, spices, baskets and handmade furniture all vie for attention amidst this surreal multi-colored city.
Saigon must-sees include the Vietnam History Museum; the grisly War Remnants Museum; and Cholon, the Chinese District, with its pagodas and exotic stores. Dong Khoi Street -- formerly fashionable Rue Catinat during the French era and Tu Do, or Freedom Street, during the Vietnam War -- is a strip of grand hotels, some dating from the colonial era, chic shops and boutiques, and lots of fine dining and cafes.
DAY 1: ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY (Lunch/Dinner)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport,you will meet our local English speaking driver. After meet the driver, transfer to hotel check in.
Short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visit The Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral) , The Old Post Office and The People’s Committee Hall. Visit to Ben Thanh Market for shopping
Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY –CU CHI TUNNELS (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. At 08:00am a car will pick you up and send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists. 08:15am: Depart for Cu Chi- located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone". The remnants visitors will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants. Return Ho Chi Minh City and drop off at your hotel by a taxi. The rest of day is at leisure. Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 3 TOUR MY THO & BEN TRE (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. At 07:45am a car will pick you up and send to the meeting point for joining with other tourists. 08:00am: Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the BaoDinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantationin Thoi Son Island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Depart for Ho Chi Minh City via My Tho for visiting the flower garden. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 04.30 pm. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 4 DEPART HO CHI MINH (Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out from your room and transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight.